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Presidential Barbecue

The Dark Prince of Texas barbecue smoked beef ribs for the POTUS. John Mueller is in Dallas today along with President Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi for a barbecue fundraiser at the home of Marc Stanley just southwest of Forest and 75. John Mueller commented on the president’s request to eat his barbecue in typical fashion. “I probably have warrants in Dallas and this is the cops’ way to get me up here and eat at the…

Texas Barbecue Week 2014

Next Sunday marks the beginning of the second annual Texas Monthly Barbecue Week. During this week-long celebration of our culinary heritage, everyone’s invited to visit the participating joints featured in our 2013 Top 50 BBQ issue who are offering a barbecue special. Fifty-four in total are included this year, and a full list can be found here. A portion of the profits from each Texas Barbecue Week special will go to benefit Foodways Texas, which is “an organization founded…

BBQ News: 06/27 – 07/03

- Camp Brisket, presented by Foodways Texas, is coming January 9-10, 2015. Tickets go on sale August 14th. – Here’s a recap of the Foodways Texas Barbecue Camp that was held last month. – Texas BBQ Week is starting July 13th. Here’s a list of great barbecue specials you can get around the state that week. – Plan accordingly: We are closed next week so get your craft meats fix this week to hold you…

BBQ News: 06/20 – 06/26

- John Lewis of Austin’s la Barbecue will travel to South Carolina to show them what Texas BBQ is all about in this cross-cultural barbecue event. – Alice Laussade lists ten ways you know your relationship is over in Dallas. #2 is “He takes you to Dickey’s.” – Goedecker’s pulled off some deep-level barbecue trolling. They created an infographic on American barbecue styles, left Texas off entirely, then sent it to me to re-post on…

Barbecue Rant

I eat a lot of barbecue, but rarely do I fear taking a bite of what I’m served. This weekend was one of those rare experiences. It was some of the most soulless, thoughtless barbecue I’ve encountered. There were so many questionable decisions made in the course of assembling a single order, I couldn’t tell if they were born of apathy or ineptness. Whichever, they reflected poorly on a new business in a small town with…

BBQ News: 06/13 – 06/19

- Zagat Austin lists their favorite barbecue events around the state this summer. – Gayot comes out with their list of the top ten barbecue joints in the country. – CheapTickets.com has a list of their top BBQ destinations. In Austin they highlight a humorous paring of events – a meal with John Mueller followed by the Austin Symphony. – They’re trying their hand at smoked brisket in North Carolina, and even knocking off a…

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